The Academy of Science Communication is not only a course but also a dissemination effort and a network for researchers who wish to improve their communication skills and actively step into the public limelight, bringing their expertise into play. The goal is to increase the amount and quality of science communication in Denmark.
May 2023 - Applications are now open for two new programs starting in the fall of 2023:
>> Opslag: Deltag i Formidlingsakademiet 23/24 – dansksproget kursus
>> Notice: Join the Academy of Science Communication’s 2023 Online Course (in English)
Vaccine skepticism, inequality in education and the green transition; the times we live in are full of societal challenges calling for scientific knowledge, and now more than ever, we need researchers to take part in the public debate.
Yet, as a researcher, it is easy to get lost when trying to disseminate knowledge. For instance, how do you bring your knowledge into play in practice? How do you tell a simple story about a complicated topic? How do you handle all the different media and media platforms? How do you engage in genuine dialogue where both parties respect and listen to one another? And how do you handle criticism that goes further and takes place on other terms than the discussions you are used to among your peers?
The list of challenges is as great as the need for more scientists to communicate. That is why, in the autumn of 2021, the Royal Academy launched the ‘Academy of Science Communication’, a three-year program supported by more than 4 million DKK from the Carlsberg Foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The Academy of Science Communication is free and caters to researchers from all fields of science, offering both an analogue track in the shape of an intensive course with physical attendance for approx. 15 participants a year and a digital track with lessons accessible online. Parallel with the courses, a podcast with main points from the lessons will be produced and made available to all interested parties who want to improve their communication.
By the end of those three years, the Academy of Science Communication will have created a well-tested model for teaching research dissemination that other institutions may make use of. The model will also be described in book form. The first class of trained researchers will be ready for various media appearances, lecture halls and panel debates across the country from June 2022.
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The members of the Academy 2022-2023 are:
Agnete Meldgaard Hansen, Roskilde University - RUC
Anders Damgaard, Technical University of Denmark - DTU
Anders Hedegaard Hansen, Aalborg University
Anette Grønning, University of Southern Denmark - SDU
Esther Savina, Technical University of Denmark - DTU
Janne Tolstrup, University of Southern Denmark - SDU
Jesper Bonde, AHH-Hvidovre Hospital
Julia Kirch Kirkegaard, Technical University of Denmark - DTU
Juliane Engelhardt, University of Copenhagen
Katrine Balsgaard Juul, Svendborg Museum
Kirstin Dahl-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen
Kristian Svennevig, GEUS
Mikael Palner, University of Southern Denmark - SDU
Mikkel Meyer Andersen, Aalborg University
Nikolaj Sorgenfrei Blom, Technical University of Denmark - DTU
Pernille Bidstrup, Danish Cancer Society
Sabina Pultz, Roskilde University - RUC
Stine Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen
Terese Sara Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen
Thomas Olander, University of Copenhagen
Members of the Academy's Advisory Board are:
Chairperson: Professor Stine Helene Falsig Pedersen, University of Copenhagen
Head of the National Museum's media house "Our Time" Jacob Frische
PhD and science journalist Lone Frank, Weekendavisen
Associate Professor Marianne Achiam, University of Copenhagen
Professor Peter Bro, University of Southern Denmark
Professor, dr. phil. Dan Zahavi, University of Copenhagen
Professor Lone Simonsen, Roskilde University
Professor emerita, dr.phil. Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen
Fellow Kristoffer Frøkjær, the Constructive Institute, Aarhus University
Please direct any questions to project manager Peter Hyldgård at PH@Videnskabernesselskab.dk or telephone 20 87 77 56.